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01/18/2012 03:07:09 AM · #1
I know it will be almost impossible to get, but at least I can try: a GTG in Italy in March? We could meet in Rome (I live at 200kms from there) or in my region and then go to Rome. My region is wonderful - sea and high mountains are very close - 50 kms. And here in my town there's an airport where start flights towards some important cities like London, Frankfurt, Paris, Oslo and Eindhoven.

01/18/2012 04:47:54 AM · #2
I like the sound of this - towards Easter time might be better though!
01/18/2012 05:27:05 AM · #3
me and the new g/f will be heading to the italian lakes this year hopefully but not sure when though, might make rome for the six nations if its there this year not very helpful i know hehe.
01/18/2012 07:47:51 AM · #4
I like your words, go on like this - we can make it!
01/18/2012 12:24:52 PM · #5
Where in Italy are you, Alessandro?
01/18/2012 12:45:02 PM · #6
I'd dearly love to join you in my favourite part of Italy (I had a wonderful holiday in Abruzzo which is I know where you are located), but sadly March (nor April) I cannot do due to a wide variety of reasons.

I'll watch this thread with interest though.
01/18/2012 12:58:13 PM · #7
Yes, I live in Pescara, Abruzzo. We're unfortunately well known because of the earthquake that hit L'Aquila in 2009 killing more than 300 people.

Pescara is on the Adriatic Sea, on the same line of Rome.

@Salmiakki: where have been here? In which place exactly?

ETA: we could do the whole thing in April, this is not a problem :)

Message edited by author 2012-01-18 12:59:27.
01/18/2012 01:06:37 PM · #8
Hope to make it one of these days. Don't know that it will be this year - already too many things going on. We were in Umbria (Orvieto) a few years ago and LOVED it.
01/18/2012 01:16:45 PM · #9
Umbria is great and not so far from here. I could bring the all of you to Castelluccio di Norcia one of the most beautiful places not only here in Italy :)
01/18/2012 01:17:12 PM · #10
I would love to go...I love Italy....such a nice place...However I can't afford a trans-ocean flight and a stay in Rome...Plus I have no vacation.
01/18/2012 01:26:47 PM · #11
I'll be in Venice next month for the Carnival but if you guys are going to get together in Italy why not wait until the weather gets a little warmer and what better place than somewhere in Tuscany? Sienna first then head over for a drive on Crete Senesi to photograph those beautiful rolling hills with a lone tree/villa on top. Cap off the day with a nice dinner and wine in the Chianti region. Is anybody drooling yet?
01/18/2012 01:32:31 PM · #12
I prefer Umbria (not as touristy as Tuscany and Umbrians are very nice people), Orvieto is divine, Piano Grande heavenly (Castellucio di Norcia) BUT it is a year too early for me

Message edited by author 2012-01-18 13:33:32.
01/18/2012 01:39:34 PM · #13
Originally posted by MargaretN:

I prefer Umbria (not as touristy as Tuscany and Umbrians are very nice people), Orvieto is divine, Piano Grande heavenly (Castellucio di Norcia) BUT it is a year too early for me


Umbria is also beautiful and still very Tuscany like. Can't go wrong with that. Rome is about the last place I would pick though. Alessandro what were you thinking??? ;)
01/18/2012 02:04:11 PM · #14
Originally posted by nightpixels:

Originally posted by MargaretN:

I prefer Umbria (not as touristy as Tuscany and Umbrians are very nice people), Orvieto is divine, Piano Grande heavenly (Castellucio di Norcia) BUT it is a year too early for me


Umbria is also beautiful and still very Tuscany like. Can't go wrong with that. Rome is about the last place I would pick though. Alessandro what were you thinking??? ;)


Both Siena and Crete Senesi in Tuscany and Castelluccio di Norcia are wonderful places. My region is not as good but has wonderful landscapes, little villages (Scanno is known all over the world for the images of great photographers like Cartier Bresson and Giacomelli), mountains and sea and above all, here you can eat very well and it's not not very expensive to stay here.

A few examples from my portfolio:

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I'd prefer March or April because summer is my busiest period of the year and in August my family will have a new arrival ;)

Message edited by author 2012-01-18 14:04:50.
01/18/2012 02:22:07 PM · #15
I'll keep my eye on this thread. Would love to visit Italy again, but not sure this is my year to do that.
Later rather than sooner for a meet would be good for any who might hope to be able schedule far enough in advance to get a free flight using miles.
01/18/2012 04:47:04 PM · #16
I would certainly be interested, but the timescale may be too short to sort anything out - not sure if I would be able to book annual leave or not.
01/19/2012 02:56:26 AM · #17
Guys you're definitely right, it's too early in 2 or 3 months. I was very excited at the idea and didn't think of the very short time.

But if you're interested in it we can go on organizing it and choosing the best period for everyone.
01/28/2012 06:28:48 AM · #18
watching this thread
01/31/2012 06:14:14 PM · #19
Watching and thinking :) I prefer a later time also. September? Definitely not June, holidays in Ireland!
01/31/2012 06:27:21 PM · #20
I think the best period of the year is spring because I work A LOT in summer. So I think I'll be able to organize it in March or April next year, so everyone will be ready to come here :)

I'll keep you informed ;)

Too early to list people now but keep writing here
03/13/2012 10:46:55 AM · #21
Hi all I'd be totally up for this it'd be amazing to meet some members and talk about photography and other things... I live in Reggio Emilia...not SO far from rome :)
Anyway I'm definitely going to get there if possible and if by chance we agreed to a road trip I would also be honored to cook for everybody at my restaurant! I'll be watching this thread... cheers!
03/13/2012 03:05:14 PM · #22
Originally posted by mrchhas:

Hi all I'd be totally up for this it'd be amazing to meet some members and talk about photography and other things... I live in Reggio Emilia...not SO far from rome :)
Anyway I'm definitely going to get there if possible and if by chance we agreed to a road trip I would also be honored to cook for everybody at my restaurant! I'll be watching this thread... cheers!


I vote for the road trip!
06/04/2012 12:03:37 PM · #23
bump. july? settember?
06/04/2012 12:05:54 PM · #24
Originally posted by mrchhas:

bump. july? settember?


As Brent said some months ago, people coming from a very far country should plan this trip a lot of months before. I was thinking of next March. What do you think guys?
06/04/2012 12:06:44 PM · #25
I think we should do it before 21 december 2012!!!
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